We don’t live in a vaccuum

Being part of a campaign that brings focus on something as complex as child labor is a hard thing to do. Not because the campaign doesn’t sell. It sells. In …

1 tea spoon ground pepper…

The folks a JugalBandi have written a very nice piece about the Work An Hour campaign. This last part caught my eye – not because it fuels my narcissistic tendencies …

SPOTLIGHT: Kailash Satyarthi

In 1980, electrical engineer Kailash Satyarthi founded Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement), a grassroots organization dedicated to stopping child labor and child trafficking in India. Last month, Satyarthi …

NEWS: India’s Silk Slaves – BBC

A few months ago, BBC news exposed the young slavery present in India’s silk industry. Ashok Kumar, a 13 year-old boy, is a bonded laborer. After his mother died and …

NEWS: Slave Girls of India – New York Times

The New York Times recently covered journalist Lisa Ling’s journey into India’s child labor world. The documentary, “Slave Girls of India,” which aired on the Oxygen network, takes a look …

Body, Mind or Soul?

This question has been raised before, but I would like to pose it all the same. —–What is the rationale behind setting the 14 year age limit for a person …

Visionless Amity

In March ’07 my email ID was officially inducted into the soon to be “WAH of fame”. Little did I know I was stepping into a spam ring. Talk about …

Seriousness or silliness?

The days leading up to the opening night were fraught with frenzied arguments. There was a blank email. There were emails in response. One hadnt collected all the project details. …

Child labor and you.

We would try and have discussions on this blog regularly to come up with ideas for combating child labor. This post will try and gather personal experiences in fighting child …

Half a day of WAH!

Wishing everyone a Happy Independence day! In about half a day, WAH 2007 has already reached out to 30 donors and raised more than $2750 !! At this rate we …